Racial Economic

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Living Cities is a collaborative of 19 of the world’s largest foundations and financial institutions to close racial income and wealth gaps in American cities.

We use our vast network to connect with leaders across the public, private and philanthropic sectors to embed anti-racist policies and practices in institutions. Together, we work to tackle the root causes of systemic inequity in US cities and undo the legacy of racism in our communities.

After three decades of both place-based and people-based work, we believe that all people in U.S. cities can be economically secure, building wealth, and living abundant, dignified and connected lives. Learn About Us
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Narrative Change

Across our initiatives, we focus on shifting beliefs to advance new ways of working that undo racial inequities.

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At Living Cities, we believe learning is a continual process. That’s why we maintain a robust library of resources and are committed to sharing tools that are useful to changemakers at all levels and in all sectors. Take a look.
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Closing the Gaps Network

The Closing the Gaps Network is a 10-year initiative that brings together leaders from cities across the country who are committed to imagining what an antiracist society might look like, and to playing an important role in building it through…

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    Dr. King’s Dream Keepers

    History is continuously being made, debated and repeating itself. Thankfully, one thing America does well is creating new leaders of every generation who help us reimagine an equitable society. To honor Dr. King and keep his dream alive on this MLK Day, there are a few people I want to highlight who are following in his legacy as change agents.

    January 15, 2021